Posted on December 5, 2016 and last updated on August 09, 2020

Riverwalk, Saco


  • Preserve Size: Not sure
  • Trail Mileage: 1.1 miles one way
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: Saco River

This is quite a pretty walk, close to downtown Saco. There is another riverwalk in Biddeford, which starts in Mechanic Park. In Saco, the Riverwalk offers a nice stroll away from the city along the river. After about a quarter mile, there is a path that takes you through a hole in a large fence along a well-worn trail to some rock ledges and cliffs that have lovely views over the river and back toward the city. If you continue on this path, you’ll end up at a cemetery. When I was here, several locals were using the trail, but I wasn’t sure the status of the path — if it’s on private land or not.

Directions: From Pepperell Square in Saco, follow Front Street to the boat launch. Park here and walk toward the treatment center along the sidewalk. The path begins behind the plant.

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2 comments to “Riverwalk, Saco”
2 comments to “Riverwalk, Saco”
  1. I quite often walk my dog behind the Run of the Mill. Being a responsible pet owner I can’t help but notice a lot of people do not clean up after. Their pet. I think some signage needs to go up.

  2. That’s pretty annoying! Sometimes if a city can afford it, putting up a plastic bag dispenser and trashcan at the trailheads is also a good way to encourage responsible dog walking.

Let me know if you have any trail updates or corrections!